07 Jun 2021

RFP for Consultant for California State Library LSTA Evaluation

The Pacific Library Partnership (PLP) is issuing a Request for Proposal for a California Stat Library LSTA Five-Year Evaluation (2-18-2022) and Plan (2023-2027). Per the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), each State Library is required to independently evaluate activities funded by ILS prior to the end of the five-year plan, and to develop and submit a plan for the next five years.  These activities will take place from August 2021 through March 2022, and the final reports will be due in the beginning of March 2022.


As the project partner with the State Library, the Pacific Library Partnership is coordinating this RFP, and the successful consultant will contract with PLP.


The RFP closes at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7.

Additional Information:

The State Library and IMLS will provide access to all individual grant awards and grant reports for the years under review. The evaluator will have access to data made available publicly by IMLS and to files provided directly by the State Library.

The State Library will provide contact information for any individuals and organizations – including members of the library community and partners – that should be included in surveys or focus groups.

Virtual engagement with the library community and other stakeholders is prioritized at this time. If any in-person communication with State Library staff becomes possible, it will likely take place in Sacramento. If in-person communication with the library community becomes possible, gatherings would be regional and could take place in northern, southern, and central California.

 A SurveyMonkey account can be provided  to collect survey data.

 The Pacific Library Partnership manages the Networking Project, which is funded by a grant from the State Library. The consultant engaged to work on Five Year Evaluation and Planning has been contracted through the Networking Project in previous years.